I have a willing but not super technically saavy author to add to a group blog. (spillingink.net).
I invited him over a week ago using his email. He didn't click through (I think was thrown by the idea of starting his own blog instead of joining existing one.)
On last Friday, I created a user name for him using his email. I had him log on to his email. No confirmation email came. Nor by two days later. Attempts to create account again with same username/email get "that usernmae is reserved message"). Attempts to have lost password sent to him state email is not a confirmed user.
So, he seems to be in some kind of username purgatory.
He has checked trash and junk folders for confirmation email.
I'd rather not burden him with a gmail or other account.
Any ideas? Does WP>com sometimes have snags in sending confirmation emails? Is Friday a bad time?